Shopping Tip: Supermarket shelves have a gadget that makes it easier to get to hard-to-reach items

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‘It’s a game-changer’: Woman reveals surprising shopping hack that makes it easier to get to items – supermarket shelves have a gimmick that can be used to advance goods

  • Lorrie Aston, who lives in Essex, wowed shoppers with a Facebook hack
  • Published that items can be highlighted on supermarket shelves with a gimmick
  • Many replies admitted that they were unaware of the hack and were eager to try it out










A woman has stunned social media users after revealing a shopping hack that makes it much easier to access items on supermarket shelves.

Posting on the Family Lowdown Tips & Ideas Facebook group, Lorrie Aston, from Essex, explained how the shelves have a device cleverly placed on them that can be used to move items forward.

The 36-year-old joked that she had reached her age not realizing that the shelves had this handy lever.

His post quickly garnered hundreds of comments, with many people admitting they were unaware of the hack.

Lorrie Aston, from Essex, impressed members of the Family Lowdown Tips & Ideas Facebook group by showing how to showcase hard-to-reach items in supermarkets (pictured)

Lorrie shared short clips showing how a device at the end of shelves can be pulled to move items forward

Lorie showed off the hack used on the bottles, which does a lot to reach the objects

Lorrie shared a selection of short clips showing how a device at the end of shelves can be pulled forward to move items forward

Posting on Facebook, Lorie joked about turning 36 unaware of the hack.  She said she would no longer 'climb the shelves to get to the top'

Posting on Facebook, Lorie joked about turning 36 unaware of the hack. She said she would no longer ‘climb the shelves to get to the top’

Lorie shared a clip of her attempting to use the device at her local Tesco supermarket to reach for bottled drinks.

Impressed by her discovery, she wrote: ‘PSA – Can’t I be the only person who turned 36 and didn’t know about this hack of shooting bottles forward?!?

“No more climbing the shelves to reach the top.”

Nearly 8,000 people liked the post, with one exclaiming, “Omg, that’s a game-changer for me!” I’m in my 40’s, I didn’t know that, I can’t believe how many times I had to go back and I was afraid to break a few.

Another said, “What sorcery you are showing us! Well, no more dislocating an arm trying to reach things that seem out of reach.

A third added: ‘OMG I wish I had known that the other day literally standing on the shelves hanging over my life grabbing a bottle of wine for my partner lol.’

‘CERTAINLY NOT. I usually have to wait until the aisle is clear before I do a running jump and grab (x7) before I inevitably give up and go on with my day hating my parents for creating a vertical challenge chess,’ wrote a fourth.

The post racked up over 8,000 likes, with many admitting they had no idea the shelves had this device

The post racked up over 8,000 likes, with many admitting they had no idea the shelves had this device

However, some social media users claimed they had known about the hack for some time, as supermarket workers showed them after asking for help.

One commented: “I’ve known that for years…damn great idea.” Prevents people from stretching or climbing to retrieve those from behind. My partner didn’t know and was shocked when I made it to Tesco and asked how I knew.

Another said: ‘A guy showed me this at Aldi, it’s a game changer, safer too. I regularly climb on shelves when I don’t have a tall friend with me.

A few people claimed they had known about the hack for some time after being shown it by supermarket employers

A few people claimed they had known about the hack for some time after being shown it by supermarket employers

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